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Question: How much do you agree or disagree that it applies to your job? - "My job is useful to society"
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
20 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Portugal88.0%
2 Poland80.0%
3 Slovenia79.6%
4 Hungary79.0%
5 Czech Republic78.5%
6 Denmark78.4%
7 Israel75.7%
8 Spain74.6%
9 Switzerland71.8%
10 Norway70.9%
11 United States70.7%
12 Canada69.5%
13 Sweden67.3%
14 New Zealand67.1%
15 France66.5%
16 Germany65.2%
17 Netherlands62.0%
18 Japan 60.9%
19 Italy57.7%
20 United Kingdom56.8%

Note
Those who do not work/ Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 18 countries.

Source
ISSP 1997

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -1.155905 X +7.644
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.192
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.037

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -63653.166203 X +93473.313
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.221
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.049

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -14.165113 X +91.089
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.414
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.171

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 0.670471 X +1.138
Correlation coefficient (r)0.149
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.022

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 2.841767 X +7.367
Correlation coefficient (r)0.084
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.007